A few weeks ago (Memorial Day weekend) I was in Lady Lake, Florida to celebrate the birthday of my Dad and his twin brother, my Uncle Pete. When I was younger, I used to call him Uncle Petrey (I was a big fan of Petrey from “The Land Before Time” movie). I also once told my Uncle Denny that Uncle Petrey was my favorite uncle. Big mistake. Uncle Denny still holds it against me and I’m 27 years old (although I think he’s kidding… I hope). But anyway, May 24th was the twins’ birthday so (my Dad and I) we went down to Florida to celebrate with Uncle Pete and Aunt Arlene. My Dad will be moving down there in a few years so I was able to see his house (he already owns it, just has renters in it now) and the community where he’ll be living. We also did some golf cart test drives. Everyone down there uses golf carts as their primary mode of transportation. It’s awesome. Sidenote: And they’re always drinking; it’s sort of a perfect place actually. I’m ready to retire after visiting!
We got to take a cruise on The Minnow, Uncle Pete and Aunt Arlene’s boat. It’s a gorgeous new pontoon boat. I managed to get a nice sunburn-tan while we cruised around the huge lake system and looked for gators (we saw a few, but not as many as usual). We had a great lunch at a cute lakeside restaurant that was also at a landing strip for seaplanes! There was a huge parking area for “Seaplanes Only.” We were hoping to see some landing/taking off, but no such luck. For a holiday weekend, the lakes were surprisingly quiet.
After some quality lake time, we got to visit with my cousin Dana and her husband John and their three kids. I can’t believe how fast the little ones are growing up! They’re adorable and always full of stories.
It was a quick but great trip. Some pics below. Click to enlarge.